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Project Description

In early 2017, UBIT began replacing over 1,400 wired network switches across all three campuses. The upgrades will ensure that the thousands of devices that rely upon UB’s networks are able to connect and function properly.

Use the schedule on this page to learn when the upgrades are coming to your area, and what to expect.

Wired Network Switch Replacement

UBIT Network Architect Joseph Pautler points out the physical hardware involved in an upcoming wired network switch upgrade.

Project Fast Facts

Start:
January 2017

Project Manager:
Joseph Pautler, Network Architect

Network Partner:
Cisco Systems, Inc.

Total New Wired Network Switches:
1,400

Common Questions

I use the network in an area scheduled for upgrade. Is there anything I need to do?

Find your area on the schedule below. Any devices that have connected to UB's network within the two months prior to the installation of the new wired network switch will be automatically configured for use.

Any newly connecting devices will need to be registered and/or authenticated the first time they connect to UB's wired and wireless networks; this process is guided by a log-in window or Web page redirect that appears when someone connects for the first time. If you have problems, check with your IT support staff or the UBIT Help Center for additional help.

How did UB determine which areas needed to be upgraded first?

UBIT surveyed the most popular locations and the most critical wired network switches closest to the end of support date.  A deployment schedule was formulated based on these criteria.

How do I know when my building is being upgraded?

Switch replacements will be announced through the schedule on this page, UBIT Alerts, and IT support staff. Posters and door hangers will also be displayed in each location while upgrades are in progress.

I am an IT department support staff member. Is there anything I need to do?

Wired Network Switch Deployment Schedule

Locations are listed in order of upgrade. Dates are tentative and are subject to change. Please contact Joe Pautler pautler@buffalo.edu with any schedule questions.

Last updated September 28, 2017

  Building or Area Start
Finish
1 Computing Center 11/1/16 12/22/16
2 Jacobs Hall & Alfiero Center 1/9/17 3/3/17
3 Natural Sciences Complex
3/6/17 3/31/17
4 Squire Hall 4/3/17 4/28/17
5 Foster Hall 4/24/17 5/2/17
6 Biomedical Research Building 5/1/17 5/10/17
7 Farber Annex 5/11/17 5/11/17
8 Farber Hall 5/15/17 5/24/17
9 Biomedical Education Building 5/29/17 6/6/17
10 Sherman Hall 6/12/17 6/16/17
11 Sherman Annex 6/12/17 6/16/17
12 Cary Hall 6/19/17 6/30/17
13 Center for the Arts 7/3/17 7/14/17
14 Park Hall 7/17/17 7/28/17
15 Clemens Hall 8/14/17 8/25/17
16 Baird Hall 8/28/17 9/8/17
17 Slee Chamber Hall 9/5/17 9/8/17
18 Clark Gym 9/11/17 9/22/17
19 Beck Hall 9/18/17 9/22/17
20 Wende Hall 9/25/17 9/29/17
21 Kimball Tower 10/9/17 11/3/17
22 Crofts Hall 11/13/17 12/1/17
23 O'Brian Hall 12/4/17 12/8/17
24 Bonner Hall 12/11/17  
25 Furnas Hall 12/18/17  
26 Jarvis Hall 1/1/18  
27 Ketter Hall 1/8/18  
28 Capen Hall 1/15/18  
29 Cooke Hall 2/5/18  
30 Hochstetter Hall 2/19/18  
31 Dorsheimer Greenhouse 3/5/18  
32 Baldy Hall 3/12/18  
33 Library Storage Facility 4/2/18  
34 Alumni Arena 4/9/18  
35 University Stadium 4/23/18  
36 Diefendorf Annex 4/30/18  
37 Student Union 5/7/18  
38 Fronczak Hall 5/14/18  
39 Lockwood Library 6/4/18  
40 Millard Fillmore Academic Center 6/18/18  
41 Abbott Hall 7/2/18  
42 250 Winspear Service Center 7/16/18  
43 220 Winspear Service Building 7/23/18  
44 Howe Laboratory (M20C) 7/30/18  
  Building or Area Start
Finish
45 South Garage (Howe M129) 8/6/18  
46 MacKay Heating Plant 8/13/18  
47 South Campus Power Substation 8/20/18  
48 Pump House 8/27/18  
49 Beane Center 9/3/18  
50 Electrical Storage 9/10/18  
51 Electrical Substation 9/17/18  
52 Human Resources Development 9/24/18  
53 Chemical Storage Facility 10/1/18  
54 Helm Building 10/8/18  
55 Baker Chilled Water 10/15/18  
56 Statler Commissary 10/22/18  
57 Allen Hall    
58 The Commons    
59 Diefendorf Hall    
60 Bell Hall    
61 Crosby Hall    
62 Hayes Annex A    
63 Hayes Annex C    
64 Hayes Annex D    
65 Talbert Hall    
66 Parker Hall    
67 Knox Hall    
68 Norton Hall    
69 Harriman Hall    
70 Center for Tomorrow    
71 Baird Research Center (Incubator)    
72 Campus Mail Building    
73 Butler Annex A    
74 Acheson Annex    
75 889 Lebrun (President's Home)    
76 Mathematics Building    
77 Bissell Hall    
78 Jacobs Exec Dev Center (Butler Mansion)    
79 Baird Point Day Care    
80 NYS Center of Excellence in BLS    
81 1021 Main Street - RIA    
82 UB Downtown Gateway    
83 SUCF Trailers (South)    
84 Syracuse DR Site    
85 Kapoor Hall    
86 Davis Hall    
87 555 Ellicott Street - EOC    
88 Clinical and Translational Research Center